Friends and fans of Iran’s legendary TV, film and theatre actor, Jamshid Mashayekhi, attended his funeral ceremony on Saturday, 6 April 2019.

Iran Press/Iran news: One of the top five actors of Iranian cinema, who starred in such acclaimed movies as ‘Kamalolmolk’ and ‘Chrysanthemum,’ Mashayekhi died at Tehran’s Erfan Hospital on April 2. He was 85.

Mashayekhi appeared in nearly 100 films, some 70 TV series, and plays, beginning in the late 1950s, Iran Press reported.

He made his cinema acting debut in 1964, with Ebrahim Golestan’s ‘The Brick and the Mirror,’ which was reviewed in Venezia Classici at the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival in 2018.

His role as "Khan Daie" in Masoud Kimiai’s 1969 cult film ‘Qeisar’ won him fame.

He starred in the title role in Ali Hatami’s ‘Kamalolmolk,’ which won him the Cyrstal Simorgh for best actor in 1984 at the Fajr Film Festival, which was established to celebrate the Islamic Revolution.

In 1985, director Rasul Sadr-Ameli’s drama, ‘Chrysanthemum,’ brought him one more Cyrstal Simorgh award at the festival.

In 2007, he was honored as an eternal figure of Iranian cinema during the Sixth Eternal Figures Gathering.

Many Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Culture Minister Abbas Salehi, sent messages of condolence to Mashayekhi’s family.

“By his fine performances in films and society, this stylist artist of stage and screen had a brilliant career and left a good name for himself,” president Rouhani wrote in his message. 101/211/202


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